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Agronomy Journal Style Guide
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
Writing and citation style guide in the Agronomy Journal style.
APA Citing Sources Guide (NWC)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
A guide, with examples, of the APA citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.
APA Format
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
APA style guide and examples from Purdue University
Chicago Citing Sources Guide (NWC)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
A guide, with examples, of the Chicago (Turabian, Rampolla) citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.
Chicago Manual of Style (Ohio State University)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
From Ohio State University, this writing and citation style is also known as Turabian.
Citing Electronic Sources: Primary Sources: Chicago Style
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA Government
From the Library of Congress, a guide to cite primary electronic resources in the Chicago style.
MLA 8 Citing Sources Guide (NWC)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
A guide, with examples, of the MLA citation style created by librarians and faculty at Northwest College.
MLA Style Center (Companion web guide to our paper MLA guide)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA

A website companion to the current MLA style guide. Starting at Works Cited: A Quick Guide, select Get Started to see resource and document examples and how to cite them. Website also provides MLA style information on research paper formatting, plagiarism and more.

Oxford Living Dictionaries (Free. English version)Login Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri
This is a simple version of Oxford Dictionaries. For more in-depth definitions, grammar, synonyms, etc. use the premier Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
Plagiarism - What is it? (NWC)
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
A guide, with examples, discussing what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it.
ProQuest Research Companion - Where do I start? ToolsLogin Required
New Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
The self-guided modules and interactive videos in this research tool site cover such topics as "Where do I start?" to "How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice?" to “What’s the best way to revise?” These useful tools are developesd by writing instructors and librarians.
RefWorks (via Proquest)Login Required
Tools
RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies. Create your own free account & manage your references, citations & more! Your Group code is: RWNWCollege. 
William Strunk's Elements of Style
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA
This ebook provides the principal requirements of plain English style in writing and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.

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